Local charities benefit from generous trust fund

Midlands Air Ambulance Paramedics Alistair McNeill and Sarah Folley with Ian Naylor of Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors who are administering the local charity donations
Midlands Air Ambulance Charity Paramedics Alistair McNeill and Sarah Folley with Ian Naylor of Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors who are administering the local charity donations

Several charities are set to benefit from a generous trust fund which is being administered by Staffordshire solicitors Bowcock & Pursaill.

A client of the legal firm set up the trust several years ago which has a total value of £225,000 and is now being used to support several local charities including the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity who are receiving £30,000.

Ian Naylor, a partner at Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors, who is administering the Trust funds, went to meet the Air Ambulance team at Burton upon Trent and see first-hand how donations support their service.

He said: “We felt it was important that local charities should benefit from this Trust, as the client was Staffordshire born and bred so wanted it to support local causes.

“The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity rely on public donations and each time their helicopter takes off it costs around £2,500.

“Their staff are incredibly well qualified and can carry out numerous medical procedures, so hopefully this donation will contribute towards those costs and will ensure this charity continues to operate.”

Jason Levy, fundraising and marketing director for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity, said: “No one expects to rely on an air ambulance, but unfortunately between six to eight people a day are in critical need of our advanced medical intervention.

“We can swiftly take patients to the most appropriate hospital for their injuries and bring parts of the emergency department to the incident scene, helping to improve patient recovery and survival rates.

“However, our pre-hospital emergency service is completely funded by the generosity of the general public and local businesses. This generous donation through Bowcock & Pursaill Solicitors will help fund 12 of these lifesaving missions.”

Other charities set to benefit from funding from this Trust include The Donna Louise and The Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

For more information about setting up a trust fund and how Bowcock & Pursaill can help see our Trusts section.

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